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Pointspread favors Rockets in battle with Pistons

Houston RocketsDetroit Pistons
17-10December 21, 2013, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills13-15

The Rockets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pistons in Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday in NBA action.

Detroit will face the 17-10 Rockets, who own a 14-11-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pistons are 21-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rockets are 14-13 favoring the OVER.

View Houston Rockets vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pistons as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 211, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 8-rated Rockets taking on the No. 22-rated Pistons in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-94 win for the Rockets on Saturday.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 116-106 loser as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Pistons failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 222 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pistons wasted a 26-point performance from Brandon Jennings as Charlotte ran past them 116-106 on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 9-rated squad against Houston's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 25 in the league with 6.46 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 9.48 per outing.

Next up:
Houston home to Dallas, Monday, December 23rd
Detroit at Cleveland, Monday, December 23rd